160 rear tyre

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Fri Nov 03, 2017 5:38 am

Hi Guys hope you are well. I'm a newbie here from Lincoln in the UK. I'm just finishing my 97 xj600n - paint job and general spruce up. I've been reading some posts that a 160 rear tyre would be unsafe and some that say otherwise. I'm awaiting a purchase of an FZR 400 18 x 4 wheel with a 160/60/18 tyre. I think I may have been a bit hasty when purchasing as I think it could be too wide to safely fit.

Any thoughts and thanks for having me in your club.

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Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:20 am

Hi, Welcome to the forum :)
If the FZR 400 wheel is the same as the FZR 600 3HE wheel ( I think it is ) then the wheel should slot straight in, with the 160 tyre on there you will have very little clearance on your chain but it will fit ( Just ) a 150 tyre is a better fit, I think people say the 160 tyre is dangerous if you try and squeeze it onto the stock 3.5 inch rim

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Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:39 am

Thanks for the info Mike, yes I heard a 160 might be too wide and I certainly wouldn't risk safety over it. Thanks and I'll post some pics of what I've done to mine. Thanks again.

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Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:31 pm

Welcome to the forum buddy, hope to see you around soon. I'm planning a trip out that way sometime next year to get out away and travel around on two wheels :)

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Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:10 pm

Just for the record, the fzr 400 18 x 4 arrived today with a 160 60 18 tyre, didn't get very far as the cush and disc fittings were not the same.

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:56 am

160 tire is too wide (on a 4" wide rim). It will hit the chain. And you can't simply move the chain out because of the design/construction of the front sprocket area. 150 is as wide as you can reasonably install. If you move the chain only at the rear, you'll end up with a chain mismanagement which, well, is bad.

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